News from Representative Sánchez


Dear Friend,

Last week marked one year since President Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Now, more than ever, I remain committed to working with my colleagues to best represent our community's goals and values in Washington. Before tackling the obstacles facing hard working Americans, Congress has to first ensure that the government is up and running.

Unfortunately, my colleagues across the aisle continue to put forward irresponsible, short-term funding bills that do not address the serious, overdue, and critical priorities in our country. The most recently passed bill to fund the U.S. government only did so until February 8, 2018. It was the fourth short-term funding extension brought forward since September 2017. This kick-the-can approach falls short of what the American people expect and demand from their elected officials.

I could not support this partisan Continuing Resolution (CR) because of its serious deficiencies. For example, while the bill extended health insurance to children for six years, the CR failed to provide funding for the very places where children go to get their care: community health centers. These health centers comprise the largest source of comprehensive primary care for under-served populations. The CR also failed to provide relief from unfair caps on therapy services for seniors on Medicare. It failed to provide additional resources for veterans, protect pensions for workers, and address our national opioid crisis. Finally, the CR did nothing to protect the roughly 800,000 Dreamers who were brought to this country at a young age, through no fault of their own.

Despite my disagreement with last week's government funding strategy, I will not give up working with my colleagues to try and come together and solve our nation's challenges. Fighting for what is best for my constituents is always my top priority, and it is my longstanding practice to seek out bipartisan support when I introduce legislation. 

In the meantime, I promise to continue fighting for policies that help give working families in our community a fair shot.


Linda Sánchez
Member of Congress

Update from Washington

Fighting for an Inclusive American Dream

Since President Trump announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, thousands of Dreamers have lost their protection. In the past few months, I have met and heard from educators, business owners, and a host of other constituencies both in the district and in Washington, DC. While it is clear that this is a bipartisan issue, Republican leadership refuses to allow a to vote on this urgent issue. In addition to urging Speaker Ryan to allow the House to vote on the DREAM Act, I continue to monitor this Administration’s attacks on immigrants through the elimination of Temporary Protective Status for Salvadorans and other communities, as well as through threats from Immigration and Customs Enforcement on the hardworking residents in our neighborhoods. Recently, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced changes in how I am able to assist you in dealing with the agency. You can view my response, calling on the agency to reconsider its proposed procedural changes, in an op-ed in the Orange County Register.

Recently, I got a chance to speak with several Dreamers, who were brave enough to come to Washington and share their stories. I let them know that I am fighting to give them an opportunity to pursue the American Dream.

Highlights from the District

Earlier this month, I joined my congressional colleagues as well as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to raise awareness about the GOP tax law's impact on our region and state. Republicans rushed this tax bill, that few read and even fewer understood, through Congress late last year.

I also held the first of many coffee meetings to help individuals and local small business owners understand how the new tax law will impact them. Look out for upcoming coffee meetings in your neighborhood soon. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. 

Upcoming Community Office Hours

Montebello Community Office Hours
Potrero Heights Community & Senior Center
8051 Arroyo Drive
Montebello, CA 90640
Thursday, February 1, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pico Rivera Community Office Hours
Pico Rivera Senior Center
9200 Mines Ave
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Whittier Community Office Hours
Whittier Public Library
7344 Washington Avenue
Whittier, CA 90602
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM






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